Editors Liked

  • Excellent formfactor and build quality, excellent display, great performance with smooth and responsive OS, great social media integration messaging experience
  • Sleek design, Sharp screen, Sublime QWERTY keyboard, Unlocked SIM card slot for overseas travel
  • Great hardware, awesome keyboard, fast processor
  • Thin, sleek design, Sublime QWERTY keyboard, Very sharp screen, Faster CPU makes a real difference, Excellent battery life
  • The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 has a wider and thinner design and is exceedingly well-made. It boasts stunning graphics, a new touch-screen display, an amazing physical QWERTY keyboard, a faster 1.2GHz processor, and the new BlackBerry OS 7 that brings a
  • Sharp, bright display, Slim, highquality design, Excellent keyboard
  • Superb build and looks, best keyboard on the market, fast
  • Solid design, Snappy performance, Battery life
  • Premium feeling handset, Best portrait style keyboard on the market, Responsive platform experience, Global handset, Builtin NFC chip

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not a 4G device, slow web speeds, some reception issues, needs to be priced more competitively
  • No 4G, No mobile hotspot mode, Few compelling apps available
  • Dated OS, smallish screen, lack of apps
  • Expensive, No 4G, Balky app store lacks compelling programs, Archaic BlackBerry OS is largely unchanged, even in version 7 guise, and is slated for extinction anyway, MicroSD card is buried behind the battery
  • The BlackBerry Bold 9930 doesn't have the best call quality, and we think its price is too steep. The OS 7 user interface is not that different from OS 6
  • Price is too high, Call quality is uneven
  • Small display, dated OS and lack of 3rd party apps
  • Small display, BlackBerry 7 already feels dated, No LTE
  • Platform still feels dated, Subpar photo & video capture, Pricey at $250 oncontract